Plan ahead for Boise Weekly's annual Cover Art Auction tonight during First Thursday. All 51 works to be auctioned off Wed., Nov. 18, are up on the walls at Idaho State Historical Museum and tonight during First Thursday you can wander in and start planning your auction attack.
The 51 pieces each appeared on Boise Weekly's cover in the last year and all are works from local artists. BW accepts submissions from the community, pays every featured artist $150 plus a gift certificate from Boise Blue, and asks that each work be donated to BW's annual auction. Every November, we auction off the whole lot and then turn around and put the money right back into the arts community via a private grant. In eight years, Boise Weekly has raised more than $75,000 for the arts community through the auction.
Doors for the auction open at 5 p.m. and auctioneer Johnna Wells will start bidding at 6 p.m. sharp. If you see something tonight you can't live without, but you're unable to make the auction, contact BW Publisher Sally Freeman to place an absentee bid at 208-344-2055.